TOPIC: INNOVATION (41)

The Adventure Project

http://theadventureproject.org

The Adventure Project is a non-profit organization established to increase investments in positive social enterprises around the world. Founded in 2010 by Becky Straw & Jody Landers, who met while traveling through Liberia, West Africa. They have joined forces to raise awareness and funds to support the world’s most-effective social ventures.

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The Adventure Project, Investment, Social Enterprise, Social Ventures, Africa

Engineers Without Borders Israel

http://www.ewb.org.il

Engineers Without Borders Israel Association is working to improve the quality of life of the population in Israel and the populations of developing countries around the world through environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects. The organization strives to improve the quality of life in the communities through implementation of sustainable technologies and providing training and education programs to the community, while empowering local leadership. EWB Israel is part of Engineers Without Borders International association, and collaborating with other organizations in Israel and abroad.

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Engineers Without Borders, Engineering, Israel

The Creativity Hub

http://www.thecreativityhub.com

We make games and tools that make people think (differently). We work with organisations that seek a playful approach to dealing with tough challenges.

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Creativity Hub, Creativity, Games

EQWIP HUBs

http://eqwiphubs.org

EQWIP HUBs is a new way of approaching long-term sustainable development. It’s a network of 17 youth innovation spaces called ‘EQWIP HUBs,’ where youth – especially women – come together to develop market-relevant skills, build networks, learn from mentors, and access technology. Located in Bolivia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal and Tanzania, they are places where the passions and determination of young people are transformed into the confidence and abilities that will allow them to access employment or entrepreneurship and take control of their own futures.

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EQWIP HUBs, Innovation, Youth

Innovation Endeavors

http://innovationendeavors.com

Innovation Endeavors invests in the raw talent behind a dream. You could call us an early stage venture capital firm, but we are not in the business of financing ideas. Ideas change. Ideas reinvent. The tenacity, the talent and the passion of the dreamer do not change. This is what we invest in. We invest in the team behind the dream.

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Innovation Endeavors, Innovation

New Economics Foundation (nef)

http://www.neweconomics.org

Nef (the new economics foundation) is an independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being. We aim to improve quality of life by promoting innovative solutions that challenge mainstream thinking on economic, environment and social issues. We work in partnership and put people and the planet first.

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Nef

Think Public

http://thinkpublic.com

We are a social design agency that helps tackle big social challenges. We work with the public sector, third sector and communities.

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Think Public, Social Design

Yazamiyot

http://www.yazamiyot.com

Yazamiyot was started with one goal in mind – to create an environment where Israeli women entrepreneurs can meet, network, share ideas and help each other out. Today, Yazamiyot has over 1000 members, has hosted dozens of exclusive events and has been the medium for many successful deals, partnerships and negotiations. 

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Yazamiyot, Women, Entrepreneurship

Velopresso

http://www.velopresso.cc

Velopresso is a celebratory fusion of human power, sensory pleasures and technology
-- old tech with hi-tech, bicycles and coffee, their engineering and aesthetics. The result is an innovative pedal-powered mobile coffee-making machine for off-grid selling of quality espresso and its derivatives with a compact footprint and near silent ultra-low carbon human-powered operation -- fine coffee, no electricity, no motors, no noise.

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Velopresso, Coffee, Java, Bicycle, Wheels, Amos Field Reid, Lasse Oiva, Beans, Eco-Friendly, Carbon Footprint, Mobile

access:energy

http://accessenergy.org/

access:energy designs, manufactures, and services renewable energy technologies in East Africa. We've developed an award-winning portfolio of products and service expertise designed to help meet the enormous demand for affordable energy in the region. 

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East Africa, Health, Energy, Services, Kenya, Renewable Energy

Youth Challenge International (YCI)

http://www.yci.org

Youth Challenge International is a leading global youth development organization that promotes youth innovation to drive positive change. YCI engages youth in creating solutions to the challenges they face, incorporating youth development, volunteerism, partnership, and equity into all that we do. YCI's volunteer projects are currently located in Tanzania, Ghana, Guyana, Costa Rica and Guatemala

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Youth Challenge Inernational, YCI, Volunteer

GE

http://www.ge.com

GE works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and helping to cure the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works.

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GE, Healthy Share, Ecomagination

The Official NASA App for Android

Come explore with NASA and discover a huge collection of stunning images, videos, mission information, news, NASA TV and featured content with the new NASA App for Android.

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Nasa, Innovation, Research, The Official NASA App For Android

Project Gregory

http://www.projectgregory.com/en/

We have connected the study of architecture, art, design, conceptualism, advertisement and the problem of people without home and the result is project Gregory. We were able to synchronize all mentioned segments and create minimalistic object suitable for accommodation. 
 

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Project Gregory, Billboards, Homes, Homeless, Advertising

Collaborative Fund

http://collaborativefund.com/#

Collaborative aims to be the leading source of capital and strategic support for creative entrepreneurs who want to change the world. The fund focuses on two themes: the increasing importance of values as they relate to the decisions we make about who we work for, what we buy, and how we spend our time; and the shift from an economy based on hyper-consumption to one based on Collaborative Consumption. These two forces present a significant opportunity for new technologies, products, and services to reinvent how we do business and transform our daily lives.

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Investors, Entrepreneurs, Economy, Collaborative Consumption